Astros need 3 staffers, leaf blower to unveil World Series banner

Houston, we have a problem.

The Astros ran into a bit of trouble attempting to unveil their World Series banner prior to the team’s home opener on Monday.

After displaying the Commissioner's Trophy and rolling out a large championship banner encompassing the entire baseball diamond, the moment everyone was waiting for finally arrived: unveiling the World Series banner.

Unfortunately the black cover masking the banner refused to come off.

The Astros needed three staffers, one poll and a leaf blower to finally get the job done. The entire painful-to-watch process took nearly a full minute.

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HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 02: Houston Astros display a 2017 World Series Championship banner fduring pre-game ceremonies on Opening Day at Minute Maid Park on April 2, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 02: Houston Astros display a 2017 World Series Championship banner during pre-game ceremonies on Opening Day at Minute Maid Park on April 2, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
Apr 2, 2018; Houston, TX, USA; Fans stand for the national anthem before a game between the Houston Astros and the Baltimore Orioles at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 02: Houston Astros unveil the 2017 World Series banner prior to playing the Baltimore Orioles at Minute Maid Park on April 2, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 02: Fans watch from Union Station as the Houston Astros take on the Baltimore Orioles on Opening Day at Minute Maid Park on April 2, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 02: Houston Astros owner Jim Crane and wife Whitney Crane arrive with the Commisioners Trophy aboard the Budweiser Clydesdales on Opening Day at Minute Maid Park on April 2, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 02: Houston Astros owner Jim Crane and wife Whitney Crane arrive with the Commisioners Trophy aboard the Budweiser Clydesdales on Opening Day at Minute Maid Park on April 2, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 02: A general view of Minute Maid Park during player introductions on opening day at Minute Maid Park on April 2, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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Luckily, players appeared to be amused by the situation with Jose Altuve and others struggling not to laugh throughout the botched ceremony.

In the Astros' defense, they don't have much practice unveiling World Series banners with the 2017 World Series being the team's first championship. If Houston ends up repeating as World Series champions this season, hopefully this experience will make for a smoother banner reveal.

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